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A Galician in The Caribbean

In my third time around for The Archivist section, I want on the one hand to piece together some sort of a trilogy of a number of artists who are likened to the advance of the fine arts in the Caribbea

Editorial - 3

Art by Excelencias puts its sight on the fine arts to address, in an updated fashion, the ongoing developments and their influence in the Americas and the Caribbean, such as the Central American Isthmu

Between Us and the Interpreter: Minimal Notes on an Exhibit by Rene Francisco

It’s understood that Rene Francisco interprets in many ways, as if his doing allowed him to cover with just one stroke several meanings of such an expansive verb. On one hand, there-s no doubt that he

Roberto Diago: The Nigro Enigma

There’s no social layer, group or status racism is at odds with. You may fall victim of racism no matter how deep your pockets are, the place where you live or the position you hold down. It’s clear

A Shock in the Paradise of Symbol

In the history of conceptual art, there are works that live out where the idea dethrones the object or the material from its own invisibility of disappearance. So is the case of the mile-long tin rod b

Four in a Drawer

Earlier today I skimmed through my archives and I drew out not one but four files at the same time. In the beginning, I’d thought about referring to the ties that once existed between two Caribbean art

Reeking of Anthropological Danger

Sometimes I’ve said on television that in the face of the music video’s drive into ethno-esthetic profiles and the social-cultural expressions of certain individuals and groups, we should take on the n

RED. An exhibit of Cuban posters curated by designer Pepe Menendez Havana, 2009

Red is the color that corresponds to the lowest light frequency seen by the human eye. The red light’s wavelength is about 700 nm. The lowest frequencies, that is, the longest wavelengths, are called i

Edwin Rojas. Metaphor of a Journey

In the work of Chilean artist Edwin Rojas, we clearly see what magical realism meant to Hispanic America: a zone where the artist sloughs off the imposition of the logical-rationalist thinking and give

A Watchful Eye. Kinetic art in Havana

For Matilde Perez (Chile, 1920), you get there in art only if you know how to “get” there in life. Ninety years of life and active career speak volumes of the veracity and conviction of her statement.